Monthly Archives: October 2007

From San Miguel de Allende

Signing in briefly from San Miguel. The workshop is in its fourth day, and aside from some interesting low-level conflicts between my style of photography and that of our instructor, Jock Sturges, it’s been time well spent. Unfortunately, we have … Continue reading

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Off to Mexico

Louisville Swamp 20 (The Tree) Differences in displays: I do my editing on a Dell Trinitron CRT which is now about three years old. It works well enough (other than a hiccup a few months back when I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Introducing Violet

Violet 5 A day after announcing my First Sessions monograph I received this email from a longtime subscriber: I was SO delighted to hear about the new book, and as you may already know, have ordered one. You have indeed … Continue reading

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New Models and New Book

Triple Threat 13 I may be in a creative funk right now, but I better snap out of it while in Mexico, not only because of the photography to be done there (and the non-trivial expense associated therewith), but as … Continue reading

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The Face of Modern China

Children on a school outing to the Great Wall in 2001. Can you imagine these kids wearing Mao jackets? What a whirlwind of color! I wish I had been as good a photographer when we visited China in 2001 as … Continue reading

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Natalie Portman Nude (and Odds and Ends)

Sarah 42 There — that got your attention, didn’t it? More about that below. Two brief items from Sunday’s NY Times to check out: First, a cute article about how nudity has invaded the world of fashion, and most particularly … Continue reading

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Contemplating Suicide

Brynna 4 For a long time I’ve puzzled how two of the three great monotheistic religions deal with the issue of suicide. (I’m not including Judaism here, first because I understand it least, but second because what I do understand … Continue reading

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Shine in an Opera Without Singing?

Don Carlos From my Minnesota Opera photography. This moving scene takes place relatively early in Verdi’s opera, Don Carlos (click on the image to see full size). The character on the right, the Countess d’Aremberg, has just been told by … Continue reading

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Color Nudes, Wind and the Meaning of Life

Brynna Regards Herself 7 Continuing to process Brynna’s photos, one of which you see above. With one exception, they are all converted to monochromatic, either pure B&W or toned B&W. That one exception, however, brought to mind something that has … Continue reading

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Nobel Prizes, No Shows, and No Good

Sarah 45 Many have commented on the politics or lack thereof associated with Al Gore’s receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, but I’m actually hearkening back several days to the award of the Nobel for physics, the benefit of which I … Continue reading

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